Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 11 - We Are Not Discussing Day 10

Day 10 ... la la la, I don't hear you! Of course it was still vegan, don't get crazy. But it was a terrible day and we wanted Daiya. What can I say.

Today was much better. Sometimes it takes hitting a rock bottom of sorts to get your crap together. We had a fantastic talk and have got some great goals set. And we will reach them, oh yes, we will.

Sleep is so much better since I have begun this challenge. Even with all of the stress lately, I have been sleeping like a baby, waking up to cats crawling over me and trying to convince me that they haven't eaten in weeks. FYI - it's a lie, they eat way better than we do.

Not tonight though! Melina is making curry, and curry is one of my very favourite things. I'll let her tell you more about it.

I have to say how much I am enjoying air popped popcorn with sriracha as a snack. Love it! It is totally keeping me from my usual ultimate craving - chips and dip. On Day 31 there will be chips and dip...

~ Denise

Tonight's curry was amazing. I ate so much I was uncomfortable. It was great.

I roasted some red potatoes. Chopped them, added sea salt and a little bit of canola oil. I cooked in the oven at 350* (our oven runs hot) for about an hour, flipping every 20 minutes.

For the curry, it's the same as our earlier post, Eggplant Curry, with the exception of no gardein, and I added peas to mine. Portabello mushrooms give a meatier texture and chickpeas round it out.

We had crushed raw cashews, unsweetened coconut and raisins for the condiments.

It was amazing. Go stuff yourself!

~ Melina  : D

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Day 7 - We Cheated?

Yesterday sucked. We all have those days, right? Where the entire purpose of the world seems to be to make you cry? That was how it was. When we arrived home we wanted to do no cooking. It was the kind of night where you just want to order pizza and be done with it. The thing is that we are also trying to save money, so that option was off the table in more ways than one.

No cooking and no ordering, and we are so emotionally spent that we are off the rails and just don't care. What we chose to do was simple pasta and red sauce.

I was beating myself up. We blew it! I felt awful. But then I stopped to really think about what I did.  What was the awful cheat? I had margarine. Organic vegan margarine. HOW EVIL! Even the red sauce on the pasta was organic and sugar free!

The idea that this is cheating just shows how much is changing with my eating. Not to say I will never eat true junk food again, but that I now equate lack of veggies with cheat-eating is revolutionary. Amazing!

So was the day a failure? I'm not convinced.

~ Denise